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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12th, 2013

Habersham

Ella Mae Merritt, 58, Cornelia
Ella Mae Merritt, age 58, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online condolences t ...
James Edward Pilgrim, 69, Mt. Airy
James Edward Pilgrim, age 69 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Pilgrim was born June 21, 1943 in Cleveland to A ...

Hall

Charlie James Poole, 80, Gainesville
Charlie James Poole, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Ruthalene Sosebee Murphy, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 16, 2013 in Bethel Baptist Church in White County for Ruthaline Sosebee Murphy, 79, of Gainesville. The Rev. Shannon Rhodes ...

Lumpkin

Estelle Walker, 92, Dahlonega
Estelle Walker was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born November 30, 1921. She died at the family home on February 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle wit ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Parr, Jr. 50, of Colbert, Ga. who passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013.Mr. Parr was born in Clearwater ...
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.